Program Highlights

The PhD in Nursing Science at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) prepares students to become research leaders with focus on ending health disparities and advancing health equity. Our faculty has strong funding and expertise in the following areas:

Social & Biological Determinants of Health
Chronic Disease (e.g., HIV) | Acute & Critical Care | Mental Health/Substance Use
Family, Women & Child Health | Health Promotion & Prevention
Sex & Gender Minority Health


  • Dual Path Options:
    • BSN-to-PhD
    • Master’s-to-PhD

  • Inter-disciplinary health disparities research opportunities in Miami’s multi-ethnic environment

  • Affiliation with NIH-funded research and the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research

  • Full time students are considered for support, which may include:
    • Research or teaching assistantship
    • Full tuition waiver
    • Student health insurance